ricotta and berry fruit tarts

Fourth of July has to be one of my favorite holidays. From the fireworks to the crispy funnel cakes topped with tons of powdered sugar, it’s definitely a day I wait for every year. For one of the first times in my twenty years, I didn’t spend the holiday with my hometown friends but instead…

Sabrina’s Cafe

As you have probably noticed, I’ve been struggling to keep up with restaurant reviews since I created this blog last July. It’s a mixture of extremely busy college student with the fact that sometimes I do not have the patience to take a picture of every dish I eat! Regardless, from now on I will try…

almond horn cookies

I’m back! I just wrapped up my second year at the University of Maryland College Park last week and I am so ready for summer break. Nothing is better than breaking my incredibly long hiatus from my blog with this almond horn cookie recipe. My favorite food blog to ever exist (I do not say this lightly)…

alfajores

The cold months of winter, in my eyes, are the ideal time for baking. Nothing says the holiday season like curling up with a cup of fresh coffee, warm cookies and being with family. One of my favorite cookies to make during this time of year is Alfajores. This South American cookie is a basic shortbread…

thai green curry with shrimp and zucchini

Collectively, my family loves Thai food. Though the origins of our obsession may not be clear, the Nambiars will never pass up a steaming plate of Pad Thai or a large platter of aromatic whole fried fish. For years Thai has been one of my all time favorite styles of food, not only to eat…

quinoa salad with balsamic vinegrette

I’ve never related more to a tweet than “just marinate me in balsamic vinegar.” Whether it’s used in a reduction to drizzle over goat cheese pizza or used as a dressing for one of my favorite salads, balsamic vinegar is one of the most versatile ingredients I always have on hand. It’s aggressive, savory, and…

s’mores pancakes

Harmony is a really important characteristic for all aspects of life; but for food it’s especially important. Nothing says harmony to me more than s’mores. A charred semi-melted marshmallow topped with a melted Hershey chocolate piece, sandwiched between two crisp graham crackers will forever be one of my favorite snacks. As I looked in my…

Ayse Meze Lounge

I have many dreams of gallivanting across the globe tasting different dishes and exploring various cultures. Currently, college gets in the way of that so I like to try different cuisines as close to home as possible. Recently my dad and I took a short trip to the Mediterranean by visiting Ayse Meze Lounge in…

white wine and rosemary shrimp

My mom and I have explored so many food styles together; Indian, Italian, Thai, Chinese, the list goes on. But until recently, I had never tried cooking French cuisine. The main reason I wanted to try a French inspired dish was because of the wine. Oh yes, the wine. Although I’m legally not allowed to enjoy a…

first time for everything

Soo here we are-my first post on my new food blog! This is all very exciting. As I mentioned on the About page, my name is Rohini but you can call me Ro. I’m a rising sophomore at the University of Maryland College Park and I live and breathe food. I’m currently spending my summer…